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Guy Joseph Gattuso Jr.


08/30/1952 - 03/23/2014 Obituary
Guy Joseph Gattuso Jr. Obituary
Guy Joseph Gattuso, Jr. Esq. 61, of Bakersfield, CA, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 after a valiant fight with cancer. Guy was born and raised in Punxsutawney, PA. He was injured in an accident at age 11 and would walk on crutches the rest of his life, but he never let that get in the way of the things he wanted to do. He moved to Bakersfield in 1983 to start his law career, after graduating from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, CA. Guy left the law firm of Borton, Petrini & Conron after 10 years to start his own practice, in order to have more time with his family. Guy loved model railroading, grilling, cars, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates, gardening and playing trumpet, but mostly he loved hanging out with his family at home where there was always laughter and spirited conversation.
  Guy is survived by his loving wife, Debra, daughter Natalie and son Guy Joseph of Bakersfield, CA; mother, Irmela Gattuso of Mills River, NC; two sisters, Karin Mentz & husband Ronald of Erie, PA;  Dr. Suzanne Gattuso & husband Dr. Terence Fitzgerald of Mills River, NC; and nieces and nephews David Mentz, Kate Neckers, Mia, Zachary and  Zoe Fitzgerald; long time friends who are family, Sandy and Joel Segrest of Bakersfield, CA; and many other family members, including aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws and their families. Last but not least, his beloved beagle, Casey Jones. He is preceded in death by his father, Guy J. Gattuso, Sr.
  Guy was a respected and well-liked attorney who made friends wherever he went. He had a great sense of humor and was a great story teller, able to recall stories from his childhood, through college and beyond. His life was not always easy, but he made the best of it and was always a positive person and rarely was without a smile on his face. He was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, and friend.  He will be greatly missed. Private services will be held at a later date. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200.
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Mar. 30, 2014
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